Litigation may be a necessary part of preserving and enforcing rights in commercial dealings. Cooke Robotham provides a range of advice with a "litigator's eye." This range includes counseling at transaction negotiation stages in order to mitigate litigation risks and advice on asserting legal positions in anticipation of potential litigation. Our lawyers also have experience in administrative and court proceedings at trial and appellate levels in the US and in other jurisdictions. We never lose sight of the fact that litigation in this context should not be an end in itself, but should be a calibrated tool to serve the commercial interests of our clients. Furthermore, we are sensitive to the financial, reputational and emotional costs that can arise through litigation and we work collaboratively with our clients to contain these costs as much as possible.